Maryland grad turns recycled plastic bags into eco-fashion

July 24, 2017 by  
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Plastic is Trisha Cheeny’s bag. A recent graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art , where she majored in interdisciplinary sculpture, Cheeny is looking to launch Pälemer , a line of clothing and accessories derived from used plastic bags and other recycled materials. Cheeny created Pälemer to “challenge ‘fast fashion’ and eliminate consumer waste,” she wrote on Kickstarter , where she’s raising funds for her inaugural collection. Cheeny has created several prototypes, including a winter jacket made from 214 castoff carryalls and insulated with recycled fleece. She also constructed a windbreaker from roughly 90 used bags, then lined it with mesh made from recycled materials. Related: India’s capital of Delhi just banned plastic disposables For stuff-schelpping, there’s a book bag, which Cheeny assembled from roughly 80 used retail-shopping bags for extra durability. “Our planet is facing huge changes, so we need to be making huge changes,” Cheeny said. “Pälemer is changing how we use our planet’s resources and our planet’s waste. We hope you join us.” Related: Plastic-eating caterpillar could revolutionize waste treatment She won’t have a shortage of materials to work with: Roughly a trillion single-use plastic bags are produced and used every year, according to the Earth Policy Institute —that’s nearly 2 million per minute. Cheeny is currently an entrepreneur-in-residence at Open Works , a maker’s space in Baltimore where she’ll spend the next six months developing her line further. + Pälemer on Kickstarter

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McDonald’s Launches New “Mad-Men”-Inspired Eco-Uniforms for Olympics

June 23, 2012 by  
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Mad Men style is running rampant this season and fast food uniforms are apparently no exception.  McDonald’s U.K.  unveiled a new line of eco-friendly uniforms that will make you feel like you’re dining with Don Draper. Designed by husband-and-wife duo  Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway , the new duds will hit the chains just in time for the Olympics. Click ahead to check out McDonald’s new style. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2012 London Olympics , eco-fashion , eco-friendly uniforms , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , London Olympics , mcdonalds , olympics , recycled clothing , recycled fashion , recycled uniforms , Summer Olympics , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style , sustainable uniforms , U.K. , united kingdom , upcycled clothing , upcycled fashion , upcycled uniforms , Wayne Hemingway , worn again

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Win This Recycled Inner-Tube Necklace From My Sister’s Art (Worth $600!)

April 8, 2011 by  
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Make a statement with your jewelry next time you walk into a room with this one-of-a-kind necklace made of discarded bicycle inner tubes . EcoFirstArt is giving away this avant garde, handcrafted necklace by My Sister’s Art (worth $600) to one lucky winner and it could be you. Entering is easy so try your hand at winning this gorgeous piece .

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Quince Robot Can Explore Fukushima Nuclear Site Controlled from Over a Mile Away

April 8, 2011 by  
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In order to protect workers from radiation exposure at the Fukishima Daichi Plant, Japan has now developed another rescue robot, called “Quince,” so assist in the cleanup. Authorities have already deployed the Monirobo robot , to monitor radiation levels and collect samples

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Architect Recycles Rubber Bands into Bauhaus-Inspired Dress

January 9, 2011 by  
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In this digital age, you’d be hard set to find anyone still using rubber bands. But despite the stretchy stuff’s near extinction, that doesn’t mean the forgotten office supply can’t find an inspired new use. Case in point, New York architect Margarita Mileva has found a brilliant new way to turn more than a handful of discarded rubber bands into incredible accessories and apparel

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VOTE For Your Favorite Designs In Our Recycled Denim Challenge!

October 31, 2010 by  
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Vote For Your Favorite Finalists in the Recycled Denim Challenge! Just last week Ecouterre announced the finalists in the Recycled Denim Challenge , a competition where we challenged our readers to show us their most in jean ious DIY recycled denim projects . With 45 dazzling designs to choose from we need your help choosing a winner! Whether you think this  adorable doggie vest deserves the winning title, or if this incredible insulating wall system blows away the competition – vote for your favorite entries ahead.

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Enter Our Recycled Denim Challenge, Win $200 to the Gap!

October 17, 2010 by  
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CALLING ALL DESIGNERS & CRAFTY DENIM DIY-ERS! Dressed up or dressed down, jeans are a staple in any modern man or woman’s closet. But what about when you start finding more holes in your favorite pair of blues than a slice of swiss cheese? If you’ve come up with some crafty ways to recycle your old five-pockets into a new fashion-forward garment or accessory, we want to see your designs! We’ve partnered with the  Gap 1969 Stream to find the most creative denim reinventions ’round the world, proving that with a creative mind, you can turn any trash into treasure.

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British Artist Recycles Tampons into a Halter-Top “Period” Piece

April 18, 2010 by  
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While we try our best here at Inhabitat to incorporate clever wording and literary finesse into our posts, there isn’t much we can say about this piece except “Yes, that is a halter top made out of tampons. ” [Insert witty period-related joke here]. The brainchild of UK-based artist Walter Raes , the ultra-feminine halter is the result of Walter’s friends challenging his claims that if they gave him any object, he could make them wear it

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Gary Harvey Brings “Dumpster-Chic” Couture to New York Fashion Week

February 20, 2010 by  
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  Gary Harvey is redefining haute-couture with his impressive use of unconventional materials. With the expert craft, Harvey assembled 22 stunning gowns by recycling all sorts of common junk materials ranging from old t-shirts, to consumer packaging, to newspapers , to old laundry bags

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